The Salvation Army Of Georgia Moves From Primary Response To Recovery For Tornado Survivors

May 11, 2011 - 1:13 PM EDT
Valerie Johnson
valerie_johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org
(678) 750-0480
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Norcross, GA - May 10, 2011 – As immediate needs for food, beverages and personal items have been met, The Salvation Army moves from response to recovery in Georgia by helping tornado survivors of April 28 begin the long road of recovery.  Throughout the weekend of May 6 – 8, The Salvation Army in Bartow, Floyd, Lamar, Meriwether, Spalding and Troup Counties served:

·         778 people received meals

·         1,850 persons were cold beverages

·         1,084 snacks were given

In coordinating long-term recovery, the Salvation Army through FEMA and GEMA has established Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC).  Georgians who live in the following counties and who qualify for tornado recovery assistance may register at these locations:

BartowCounty

5450 Hwy 20, Cartersville, GA

 

CatoosaCounty

36 Muscogee Trail,Ringgold, GA

 

DadeCounty

71 Case Ave., Trenton, GA

 

FloydCounty

300 W. 3rd St, Rome, GA

 

Green and Morgan Counties

1253 College Drive, Madison, GA

 

Lamar and Monroe Counties

118 Academy Drive, Barnesville, GA

 

MeriwetherCounty

121 Perry Street, Manchester, GA

 

PickensCounty

1266 E. Church St., Jasper, GA

 

PolkCounty

55 Cline Ingram Jackson Rd., Cedartown, GA

 

SpaldingCounty

819 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA

 

TroupCounty

1220 LaFayette Pkwy., LaGrange, GA

 

WalkerCounty

10058 N. Highway 27, Rock Springs, GA

For information on ways to assist The Salvation Army in meeting the needs of the victims of the Georgia tornados, persons may call 1-800-SAL-ARMY,  visit our website at http://www.salvationarmygeorgia.org or Text “GIVE” to 80888. In order to meet the specific needs of storm victims in affected areas monetary donations are being accepted. The Salvation Army is currently not accepting donations of clothing and furniture for storm victims; please forward these donations to The Salvation Army Family Store nearest you.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmygeorgia.org.

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